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2016 Museum Skills Workshops - Maryborough

Significant Assessment & Collection Management

Where: 'Mary Poppins' Building, Corner of Kent and Richmond Sts, Maryborough

When: 19 March, 9 April & 23 April 2016

Cost: FREE

Significance Assessment: 19 March 2016
Full day workshop with Lydia Egunnike.
Topics covered included:

  • The importance of assessing significance
  • What is Significance 2.0?
  • The power of provenance
  • The significance assessment process: Each group will work through the assessment process using an object from their collection
  • Writing a statement of significance
  • Reviewing statements of significance

Participants are requested to bring one object per organisation for the significance assessment exercise.

Collection Management: 9 April 2016
Full day workshop (Part 1) with Lisa Jones.
Topics covered included:

  • The Devil is in the Detail: The principles of good collection management practice
    • Museum policies
    • Collection management paperwork
  • Organised Collections: The principles of good collection documentation practice
    • Cataloguing materials
    • Storage systems
    • Classification systems
    • Object handling
    • Object numbering systems

Collection Management: 23 April 2016
Full day workshop (Part 2) with Lisa Jones.
Topics covered included:

  • Refresher - The Devil is in the Detail and Organised Collections
  • Caring for the collection: museum standard materials that won’t cost you the earth
  • Sharing the collection: you’ve accepted it, catalogued it and stored it, now what?
  • Protecting the collection: a quick guide to disaster preparedness

The Community Heritage Grants program is funded by the Australian Government through the National Library of Australia; the Ministry for the Arts; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia

Workshops Presenters

Lisa Jones is the Curator, Queensland Police Museum and has over 30 years’ experience in the museum sector. Lisa is a past President of Museums Australia Queensland and Brisbane History Group, has sat on the board of M&G QLD and Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network.

Lydia Egunnike is the Museum Development Officer for Southern Inland Queensland, Queensland Museum Network. She is a professional conservator who has worked at State Library of Queensland, University of Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, UK and Hartley Library, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. Lydia holds professional membership of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material.


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